Youth Camps

Wildlife Week at Whispering Pines

Monterey Recreation offers several fun and diverse camps for children, pre-teens and teens. These programs offer sports, outdoor adventure, arts and crafts, camp skills, work experience and more. Camps are a great way for kids to learn, have fun, recreate outdoors, exercise and meet others in an organized and supervised environment. Click on the arrows below to learn more information about each of our camps. Check out the Summer Activities Guide for details about these camps.

Refund Policy: No refunds or transfers three (3) business days before the session begins for Camp Quien Sabe Youth Overnight Camp, Camp Quien Sabe Family Camp Weekend, and Whispering Pines Day Camp. A 25% service charge will be applied to refunds prior to three (3) business days.

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Youth Camps

Summer Playground Program
A great summer program available at four neighborhood parks! Recreation Leaders supervise children, ages 5-12, in games, sports, singing and free-play. Check out the Activities Guide for more information including schedules and fees.
Whispering Pines Day Camp
Whispering Pines Day Camp will celebrate 64 years of providing an exciting, organized and supervised program for children, ages 5-9. Whispering Pines Day Camp also welcomes children ages 5-17 who require special accommodations.

Weekly activities include hiking, singing, folk dancing, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, camp skills and nature activities. Special excursions are planned. On Fridays, participants will cook their own lunch and participate in a campfire program with songs and skits. Children bring their own lunch and drink Monday through Thursday. Snacks are provided. Session days are Monday-Friday from 9am - 5:30pm.

Check out the Activities Guide for more information including schedules and fees.
Camp Quien Sabe
Camp Quien Sabe is a traditional overnight summer camp experience, held at Toro Regional Park in the youth overnight area. The camp area rests on an attractive oak-shaded knoll with excellent hiking trails, campfire stage, kitchen and restroom facilities, a private swimming pool, and a lake with a dock for boating activities.

The Regular Program for younger children, ages 7 to 11 years, is a closely supervised program devoted to teaching children basic camping skills and an appreciation for the great outdoors. Regular campers spend a week sleeping outside under the stars and learning to live in a natural setting without altering or damaging the environment. A variety of outdoor activities including swimming, hiking, boating, crafts, cookouts, games, nature lore and campfires make this an exciting and memorable week for all that attend.

The Environmental Team is a program dedicated to the young pre-teen of 12years. "ET's" participate in regular camping activities as well as special activities aimed at developing an understanding of environmental concerns.

The Work Experience (WE) Program, for ages 13 to 15 years, combines the fun of camping with two hours of work experience each morning in which the "WE's" participate in various outdoor projects to improve Toro Park under the supervision of their counselors. The We's receivea a job evaluation that may be of value when seeking future employment.

In Family Camp Weekend all ages and members of the family are invited to get away for the weekend and join us at Camp Quien Sabe. Families must provide their own transportation. All meals are provided and families participate in a variety of camp activities including hiking, boating, swimming, arts and crafts, campfire program and plenty of outdoor fun!

Check out the Activities Guide for more information including schedules and fees.